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“The Candlestick Park” F5 Tornado (1966)

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Event Details

Candlestick Park Shopping Center sign. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Hugh W. Shankle Collection

It is known as the “Candlestick Park” tornado, named after a shopping center in south Jackson, MS which was completely destroyed. Per the SPC, the path length was 202.5 miles. It moved through portions of MS and then into AL. The max width was 900 yards. There were 518 injuries and 58 fatalities reported. 57 deaths in MS and 1 in AL.

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